Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


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Lemire & Ramsey Detail John Diggle's "Green Arrow" Comic Book Debut

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" supporting character John Diggle has made the leap from television to comic books, and CBR spoke with writer Jeff Lemire and actor David Ramsey about the big debut in this week's "Green Arrow" #24.

BOOM! Studios, 20th Century Fox Sign First-Look Deal

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fox and BOOM! Studios (plus imprint Archaia Entertainment) have agreed to a multifaceted deal, set to split a share of potential gross from adapted properties between the publisher and the original creators.

Andy Diggle Says "Captain America: Living Legend" is Worth the Wait

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Andy Diggle discusses "Captain America: Living Legend," the sci-fi-tinged series first announced by Marvel in 2010 as "Astonishing Captain America" as it hits stores starting this week.

Simon Kinberg to Write and Produce Fox's "Fantastic Four" Reboot

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fox's long-gestating "Fantastic Four" reboot has a new writer and producer -- Simon Kinberg, who's worked on "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Sherlock Holmes" and next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Mark Millar's Kid-Friendly "Kindergarten Heroes" in Development at Fox

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Though Mark Millar and Curtis Tiegs' "Kindergarten Heroes" picture book has yet to be released, a film adaptation is in development at Fox, with "Spy Hunter" scribe Carter Blanchard on tap to write the script.

Geoff Johns Talks "Forever Evil" #2, DC Villain Downtime

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

One day before "Forever Evil" #2 hits stores, writer and DC Entertainment chief creative officer discusses the miniseries' latest developments and what Captain Cold likes to do on his day off.

Marvel Brings Zeb Wells and Mike Del Mundo's "Assassin" to NYCC

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel teaser image train keeps rolling, this time with writer Zeb Wells and artist Mike Del Mundo paired on a book involving an "Assassin" of some sort, to be revealed next week at New York Comic Con.

Players Guide a Young Batman's Long Christmas in "Arkham Origins"

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Video Games

"Batman: Arkham Origins" - the third game in the critically acclaimed, highly successful "Arkham" series - takes place early in Batman's career, and CBR News has a first impression of the soon-to-be-released game.

Marvel Teases Nick Fury Cameo in This Week's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel -- and series star Clark Gregg -- are teasing something big for this week's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and hinting that it could involve a guest appearance from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Hickman, Spencer and Caselli Go "Global" in Latest Marvel NYCC Teaser

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel keeps up the pace with another New York Comic Con teaser, this one promoting an Avengers-related announcement involving Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli.

Marvel Has Something "Rad!" in the Works from Slott & Allred at NYCC

Thu, September 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel teaser image promotes something "Rad!" from Dan Slott and Mike Allred, with details promised in a little more than two weeks at New York Comic Con.

Retailers React to DC Comics' Villains Month

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' Villains Month winding down, CBR spoke to a number of retailers across the U.S. for their take on how the initiative -- and those allocated 3D motion covers -- has performed at their stores.

Gordon-Focused "Gotham" Series Headed to Fox

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham," a drama series based on the early police career of DC Comics' long-running supporting player James Gordon and set before the character met Batman, has received a series commitment from Fox.

Knightfall Armor and '60s TV Costume Star in Latest "Batman: Arkham Origins" Trailer

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

The PlayStation-exclusive "Knightfall" pack for "Batman: Arkham Origins" will include both the Knightfall armor and the 1960s "Batman" TV costume, shown in action in the game's latest trailer.

Damon Lindelof Compares "Breaking Bad's" Heisenberg to Batman

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In advance of Sunday's "Breaking Bad" series finale, "Lost" co-creator and "Star Trek Into Darkness" co-writer Damon Lindelof has penned an essay comparing the show's Walter White to Batman.

Sterling Gates Takes Over "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S" From Matt Kindt

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt's busy schedule gets a little bit lighter as Sterling Gates takes over writing duties on DC Comics' "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." with issue #1, scheduled for release on Oct. 23.

Showrunners Whedon & Tancharoen Look to Defy "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Expectations

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discuss ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the format of the first season, why Coulson Lives and their approach to introducing established Marvel characters.

Guggenheim Questions Everything for "Adventures of Superman" Story

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim discusses "Tears of Krypton," a three-part "Adventures of Superman" story asking some pointed questions about the DC Comics icon's origins.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Feature Established Marvel Character

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Ian Hart joins "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with the ABC series' third episode as Dr. Franklin Hall, better known in Marvel Comics lore as the villainous Graviton.

"Phineas and Ferb" Voice Actor Joins "Walking Dead" Season Four

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas on Disney Channel animated series "Phineas and Ferb," will appear as a character named Patrick on season four of AMC's "The Walking Dead."